Tuberculosis scare in HIV positive pregnant women: most widely-used tuberculosis test fails to diagnose illness

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International Business Times

The most commonly-used tuberculosis (TB) test, TST, has failed to detect TB in HIV positive pregnant women. A research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has revealed that the TB test failed to accurately diagnose the illness in up to 50 percent of pregnant women with HIV.